Tips to Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer05/09/2016The weather is really getting hot outside. Have you checked to ensure you’re going to stay cool indoors? We may not have hit temperatures where we need to switch on the air conditioner just yet, but now’s the time to give your air conditioner a trial run. You might just find that you’re in need of air conditioner service. The hot days are almost here and we have a couple tips for making sure your system is ready to keep you cool this season. Test it Now It’s best to test your system before you truly need it. You don’t want to realize on the toastiest day of the year that your air conditioner isn’t working. Turn your thermostat to its cooling mode and let it run for a few minutes and check to ensure it’s blowing cool air. If it’s not, there are a couple things you can check yourself before contacting us for air conditioner service. The first and simplest thing to check is to be sure you set your system to cool. It’s an honest mistake and quite a few people forget to turn it off the heat setting. If it is currently set to heat, switch it over and your problem just may be solved. The next thing you can do is check the unit outside and see if there is any debris around your system. Dirt and debris can clog the air flow and affect your system’s ability to generate cool air. As always, inspect and swap out your filters. It’s an easy step that could extend the life and efficiency of your system. Air flow is a key part of your cooling system and keeping your filter clean can improve your air flow. Call the Professionals Your air conditioner is set to cool, the unit has been cleaned and you’re still not getting cool air. It’s time to call in the professionals. Right now is the best time to schedule an appointment for regular air conditioner service. Your HVAC technician will look at any small concerns that you have now that could potentially turn into huge problems later. If your home isn’t cooling well, it’s possible that your system is just low on refrigerant, which could indicate a leak. If you’ve noticed ice forming on the inside of your outdoor unit, your system’s refrigerant may be running low. An air conditioning expert can charge that up and fix any leaks in your lines. We know you trust your air conditioner to get you through those hot summer days and you know you can always count on us to keep your system running smoothly. If you have any questions or concerns about your system or just need to set up your appointment for annual air conditioner service, give us a call at 717-597-9900 . Or if you’d rather, schedule an appointment with us using our handy online scheduler.